Listen to your body. This is what I have learned the hard way. So what happened? The scale hit five alarms yesterday! I looked down and had a sudden beach ball stomach. The bloating was real. Things were flashing through my mind, like do I have a fast growing tumor? I was literally walking through my own nightmare! My face was even wrecked with splotches and breakouts, but I thought it was because I had too much sun over the weekend. I narrowed it down to a new high protein granola I had bought for William. I had some after my workout the other day and then for a snack later on. It’s the only thing new.
CLEAN FOOD DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
The label looked good, but apparently it’s total junk!! My face and body are living proof. Our food world is so deceiving and this was another example. This could have been a gluten reaction, as I have been gluten free for many years now, but it was an eye opener.
According to an article from OrganicConsumers.org, Kellogg’s owns Kashi, Bear Naked, and Morningstar. Silk milk is owned by Dean Foods, who also owns Horizon. Cascadian Farms is owned by General Mills. Honest Tea is owned by Coca-Cola. These are all big food corporations and their goal is to get us hooked on taste and and the big claim on the label. I had a General Mills product
How I Turned It Around – Things You Can Do
I did my own quick detox to move things. For one day I ate only cooked veggies, drank lots of water, had nuts for snacks, plus two high protein vanilla shakes. I had good results the next morning!
- Listen to your body! If food makes you feel bad or if your skin suddenly breaks out or if you have a lot of bloating, pause and reflect.
- Eat what nature intended, and do your best to eliminate manufactured foods.
- Drink a lot of water during the day to help yourself detox.
- Look for whole foods, but if your body is in stress, limit raw vegetables.
- Read those labels for strange ingredients.
Even if I have to go to two stores, I will buy organic or smaller independent brands. It’s worth it for me and my family.